Friday, September 15, 2017

Vuelta, Final Stage: Doomed from the Start

Alessandro de Marchi (BMC) and Rui Costa (Bahrain-Merida) were giving it yet another attempt at escaping the peloton for a stage victory.  With Quickstep hell bent on geting Matteo Trentin across the line in first place, this effort was even more doomed than their other efforts.  Joining the two seasoned campaigners was Nicholas Schultz (Caja Rural-Seguros), he was thrilled just to put himself off the front with a chance, no matter how bad the odds were for success.

As I said in the previous post, it was Trentin who took out the stage (his fourth) and Chris Froome (Sky) who claimed the overall.  It was his first Vuelta after three previous second place finishes.  And his second grand tour win in a row in 2017.

This is the end of my paintings of the 2017 Vuelta, sorry there isn't a painting of Trentin with his arms aloft, nor a champagne toast from Froome.  Next up will be some of the races from the Worlds in Bergen, Norway.

This is a small watercolors and ink painting measuring just 4"x6" and was created using Yarka St. Petersburg watercolors and Steve Quiller brushes from  This painting and all of my Olympics artwork will be available through my artist website at  To purchase this particular painting just follow the direct link at the end of this post.  It is only $75 USD and international shipping is available.

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